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#85 of 2,928 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Athens
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Monastiraki square Mitropoleos 69, Athens 105 55, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 21 0324 4705
09:30 - 01:00
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Mon - Wed 09:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 01:00
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You're a tourist in a hurry looking for a "Gyro" sandwich (suvlaki pita-kebab). Walk inside to the register at the south end of the dining room by the grill, order a gyro/kebab-pita/whatever they will understand, give the guy a $2 Euro coin, tell the guy at the grill you want it with everything, wait about 45 seconds. Boom. In your... More 

Thank ellis_islands
Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told that this was one of the best kebabs in the city, and it didn't disappoint us! Tasty meat, very soft bread and good portions of saganaki and feta cheese. Recommended!

Thank dansei_sama
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some places can't be fall into the standard review rating. This is typical to my opinion for "Thanasis" taverna. Being extremely well located in the old area of Athens, it is my only preferrance in case I want to have either pita-Kabab to go, or, the full dish of kebab served. Indeed, the best kebab in Athens served in an... More 

Thank sotipap
Haute-Savoie, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good restaurant, fresh food, typical greec, excelent services, the restaurant at the opposite site was noisy, try to find a table not in the middle

Thank patrick A
Limassol, Cyprus
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to taste the best kebab in Athens then you have to visit Thanasis!!!! Its right there, on Monastiraki square, easy to reach, but sometimes you have to fight for a table. Is overcrowded, as all the neighbouring places.

Thank Savvas_Dr
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason the food in greece taste so much better than anywere else... this restaurant is no exception to this...

Thank Dromichaites
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent food! Excellent service! Great location! My husband and I came here to eat 3 days on our 4 day trip. I recommend!

Thank Kirsi A
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best souvlaki in town if you are a tourist or in the monastiraki. You can sit or take out either way its good

Thank nini f
McLean, Virginia
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Concept: Basic Greek affordable Greek fare. 14/20 Ambiance: The place attracts a great amount of customers that help provide a good ambiance. The area is one of the ambassadors of simple classic Greek food and hospitality: 16/20 Food: Mediocre, there are many better restaurants within few blocks. The fixation of the critics and tourists with a donner- Kefta - souvlaki... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful service, excellent food. We visited multiple times and would go again! Great place for lunch or a late night dinner. Mike was the best!

Thank cindysg48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monastiraki square Mitropoleos 69, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0324 4705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Monastiraki

Neighbourhood Profile
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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